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29th Apr 2015

‘We’re Delighted’ – Dublin Zoo Has Welcomed A New Baby Monkey

Too cute!


A new baby monkey has been born at Dublin Zoo.

The Goeldi’s monkey was born on March 3rd and the excitement of the new arrival was captured for RTÉ series The Zoo.

Zookeeper Susan O’Brien said that the team were “delighted” with the baby monkey, whose mother Inca arrived to Dublin Zoo in 2012 from Banham Zoo in the UK.


“She is keeping the newborn very close to her at the moment and swinging around the habitat with her new baby on her back. The baby is feeding very well on a diet of crickets, mealworms and waxworms. This may not sound so tasty to us humans, but the insects are fed a high-vitamin diet which in turn gets passed onto the Goeldi – a perfect diet for a newborn,” she said.

“In a couple of weeks, we should be able to get close enough to determine the gender, but for now we are happy for the family to bond and get to know each other.”